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Liquid Diet
consist of liquids ( a liquid is described as food that is fluid at room temperature or becomes liquid at room temperature
Soft Diet
a diet that does not require chewing. Used for people recovering from surgery or a long illness, dental problems, or extreme weakness
Mechanical Soft Diet
Gets its name from foods prepared with blenders, food processors, or cutting utensils. Makes food easier to chew
Pureed Diet
Food is chopped, blended, or ground into a thick paste of baby food consistency. Food is thick enough to hold it's form. For people who have trouble swallowing or cannot tolerate regular or mechanical soft diets.
Bland Diet
a diet of foods that are not irritating, this includes spicy foods & citrus juices, used for people who have intestinal problems or condition such as Crohn's disease or irritable bowel syndrome.
High Fiber Diet or High Residue Diet
Increase the intake of fiber & whole grains, such as whole grain cereals, bread & raw fruit & vegetables. This diet helps with problems such as bowel disorders, constipation, & other gastrointestinal illnesses.
Low Residue or Low Fiber Diet
Decreases the intake of fiber, grains, seeds, & other foods, such as dairy & coffee. Used for people with bowel disorders, such as diverticulitis
Modified Calorie Diets "High-Cal" or "Low -Cal"
High calorie diet increases the amount of calories to help a person gain weight due to malnutrition, surgery, or illness. High-Cal or Low-Cal
Low-Sodium Diet "Low Na" or NAS (no salt added)
People iwth heart disease or kidney disease . Salt is restricted
High Protein Diet
For people recovering from surgery & for healing serious wounds, such as burns. Foods include meat, fish, & cheese orthose foods with added protein such as milkshakes
Low Protein Diet
For people who have kidney or liver disease. Protein is restrictedbecause the body cannot use the protein properly & it may lead to further damage of these organs. Protein is never eliminated because the body needs protein to function. Vegetables & starches, such as breads, cereals, & pasta are encouraged
Low Fat/ Low Cholesterol Diet "Low/Fat/Low-Chol"
People who have heart disease & artery problems. Also for people who have gallbladder or liver disease. Skim milk, white meats of turkey chicken, fish
High Potassium Diet (K+)
Used for people who take diuretics. The electrolytes must be watched so they do not get out of balance. Bananas, grapefruit, oranges, orange juice, prune juice
Fluid-Restricted Diet (RF)
People with severe heart & kidney disease may have trouble processing fluid & may be on this diet. They are ususally on I & O (intake & output)
Diabetic Diet
For people with diabetes NCS: no concentrated sweets LCS: low concentrated sweets ADA: American Diabetic Association

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